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Leon McFadden | Cornerback

Team: San Diego State Aztecs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190

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Browns selected San Diego State CB Leon McFadden with the No. 66 overall pick.
McFadden (5-10, 193) was a 3 1/2-year starter at outside corner, logging 13 career tackles for loss and eight interceptions, including two pick-sixes as a senior. Smallish with short arms (32 3/8") and 4.54 speed, McFadden was viewed by most teams as a slot corner during the pre-draft process. He's quick in a short area with high football IQ, and has been called "an absolutely terrific player" by Greg Cosell. McFadden should compete for a starting job in Cleveland opposite Joe Haden. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:59:00 PM

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San Diego State CB Leon McFadden worked out for the Falcons on Saturday.

McFadden is firmly in the second or third tier of this cornerback class, but has received a limited amount of buzz throughout the process. He has experience as a slot corner and wastes very few steps, but expect McFadden to be in the late second- to third-round range.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 01:21:00 PM

San Diego State CB Leon McFadden says he's been asked about playing the slot corner position.

"That's something I wouldn't mind playing and something I will have to learn obviously because I didn't play it in college," McFadden said. "I'm willing to take that task on." It takes a specific skill-set to play the slot corner spot, notably quick feet and discipline. NFL Network's Mike Mayock previously lauded McFadden for being light on his feet.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:26:00 PM

San Diego State CB Leon McFadden ran an official 4.54 forty at the NFL Combine.

McFadden added a 1.53 10 yard split, 34.5-inch vertical, and 119-inch broad jump. He might not be one of the top names, but expect McFadden to be selected during the draft's second day, since he fits in the top portion of the senior cornerback class.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 04:15:00 PM

San Diego State CB Leon McFadden "has been one of the defensive stars" during Senior Bowl week and is "creating quite a buzz in scouting circles," according to the NFL Network's Bucky Brooks.

Brooks believes McFadden has "shown exceptional short-area quickness and burst in coverage" while displaying an ultra competitive demeanor. He added that the San Diego State Aztec needs some help when in off coverage, but McFadden has "piqued the interest of everyone in attendance."
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 05:22:00 PM

San Diego State senior CB Leon McFadden has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

McFadden also accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl just last week. Evaluators will love to see the Aztec senior double dip the all star game circuit, if he in fact goes through with both events. These types of practices can really show how well a corner can stick with receivers in man to man coverage.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 10:12:00 AM

San Diego State CB Leon McFadden will attend the Senior Bowl.

McFadden has started almost his entire career and will certainly be drafted, but his evaluation on the third day could be determined by his performance in Mobile. Along with 37 pass breakups and eight interceptions, McFadden has 13 tackles for loss and some experience as a punt returner.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 12:28:00 PM